Red, Green and Blue Website, 1st November 2018

Currently, 157 of the 197 parties committed to the Paris Agreement have set out economy-wide emissions reduction targets as part of their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC) to the Agreement. However, only 58 have actually set out domestic laws or policies, and only 16 of those have laid out targets which are actually consistent with those set out in their NDCs.

These are the key points from a new study published by the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, and the ESRC Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy — both at the London School of Economics and Political Science — and the World Resources Institute. The study, entitled Aligning national and international climate targets, compares the quantified targets represented in countries NDCs to the Paris Agreement, and those that have been set in national laws and policies. The study is based on data drawn from the Grantham Research Institute’s Climate Change Laws of the World database and the World Resources Institute’s ClimateWatch platform.

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